Out of the approximate 120,000 weddings that will occur in Australia this year (according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics), the grand majority of brides involved will wear white – or at least a similar shade of it.
While this means a beautiful dress and a time-honoured tradition that sets her apart from the rest of the wedding party, she may also want to include a pop of colour to really bring the outfit alive.
Here are a few fabulous ways to incorporate colours into your wedding day!
Shoes that make a statement
Wedding shoes will often be a white or off-white colour, just like the dress, but there’s no reason you can’t shake this tradition and opt for something bright.
A splash of red on your feet could offer real flair to the outfit, or sky-blue shoes could be your ‘something blue’. You might even stick with the white option but dress them up with coloured ribbons or other adornments for something a little bit quirky.
Extra sparkle in your jewellery
Jewellery is a great way to make a statement throughout your life, and that’s especially true on your wedding day!
For example, a colourful bracelet could be the perfect accessory for a sleek and simple white wedding dress, or you could opt for a silver charm bracelet with a few meaningful coloured charms about your wrist.
Necklaces and coloured earrings are also great options for adding colour, as these items can help bring out the best in eye, hair- and skin tones. For example, a blue topaz set can really make blue eyes pop in those wedding photos!
Flowers for more than the bouquet
A bouquet of flowers is another great tradition that adds colour, fun, and divine scents to the wedding day. However, flowers don’t have to just stay in the bouquet.
Flower crowns and other floral options through the hair are increasingly common and on trend these days, and are a stunning way to add something extra to your up-do.
Consider having your hairdresser weave some bright florals through your hair for a natural yet fairy-like finish.
Within the dress itself
Remember, just because most brides will wear white down the aisle doesn’t mean you have to!
While you’re looking for a wedding dress, keep an eye out for other incredible gowns that catch your eye. It’s rare to find a reason to wear a stunning ball gown, so if a crimson red or turquoise green dress is the one to catch your eye, consider spicing up your wedding, surprising all your guests and wearing it down the aisle! Not only can this be a fun step away from tradition, it may also help save you money on the dress.
Of course, if you want to stick with the white gown option, you could add colourful embellishments such as ribbons, coloured cap sleeves, or a vibrant trim to the dress. These decorative pieces will add a real point of difference to any dress and can help you match your bridesmaids as well.